Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas Morning

This is the card I created for my husband.  I almost didn't think I was going to have enough time to make him one with last minute preparations for the holiday.  I have used this stamp set before with night scenes, but wanted to try a morning scene.

When I asked him what he liked best about the card he said the subtle coloring of the misty forest and the partly cloudy sky.  Doesn't it look like you are on the side of a hill looking into a valley?

I used a piece of glossy white paper and stamped the Santa & Sleigh image in StazOn Stone Gray.  The row of pine trees were stamped in Mellow Moss then a few trees were stamped in Always Artichoke to create some depth.  The clouds were stamped in Ballet Blue and the sky was sponged in Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue and Wisteria Wonder.  I added a little Distressed Antique Linen ink to the bottom for some brightness behind the trees.

The inside sentiment was stamped on Shimmery White paper in Ballet Blue and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I re-created some of the trees on the inside.

To create the flurries I poured a little Folk Art pearl white acrylic paint onto a paint palette.  I dipped the bristles of a toothbrush into the paint and ran my thumb across the bristles causing them to spray ink on the card.  I think this technique makes the flurries look more natural.

I hope this card will inspire you to try something different and perhaps create a beautiful winter scene.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  SU Wandering Words, Stampscapes Pine Row, Pine Tree & Cloud Cumulus, SU Peaceful Wishes (Inside)
Paper:  The Paper Company Glacial Blue, Wisteria Wonder, Glossy White, Shimmery White
Ink:  Santa & Sleigh - StazOn Stone Gray, Trees - Mellow Moss & Always Artichoke, Clouds - Ballet Blue; Sky - Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue & Wisteria Wonder; Inside Sentiment - Ballet Blue with Clear EP
Accessories:  Labels Seventeen #6, Folk Art Metallic Pearl White Acrylic Paint, Toothbrush
Techniques:  Embossing (Inside), Sponging
Card Size:  A2 (4.25" x 5.5") 


Bea said...

Nice card Donna!!!

Pam~ said...

A gorgeous card to bring in Christmas morning! Your sky is beautifully done, Donna!

Anonymous said...

Love this card. I really like the Santa ans sleigh where is the stamp for the santa and sleigh from. I would like to try this card. thank you Colleen

Donna Heber said...


I don't see your email address, but the Santa stamp is by Stampin' Up! It is called Wandering Words. Thanks for asking.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

I liked your explanation of the snow flurries. You gave even more depth to your great card with that addition.

SandyK said...

I love your scene. The sky is beautiful.

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

I love that stamp and the morning scene. I usually see that stamped used in a night scene.

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a lovely card for your husband donna.
have a happy new year.

greetings karin

Ellen Whyte said...

Lovely! Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year.

Becky said...

Your baby is beautiful, I just want to hug him :).
Your card is gorgeous and love how you did the inside.

gale said...

What a pretty card. I love how you used the die cut shape for the inside. I never think to do things like that.

Rhonda Langley said...

Creating these lovely scenes is your specialty! So many lovely details-like the snow flurries make this a work of art!

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